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The 1951 season of the American Girls' Baseball League was the ninth season of the league.

Contents

[edit] Season Summary

[edit] Standings

Italics indicates a playoff team, Bold indicates the Shaughnessy Series champion

[edit] First Half

Rank Team G W L WPCT GB
1 Grand Rapids Chicks 53 40 13 0.755 -.-
2 Fort Wayne Daisies 51 34 17 0.667 4.5
3 South Bend Blue Sox 60 38 22 0.633 6.5
4 Rockford Peaches 57 31 26 0.544 11.5
5 Peoria Redwings 53 28 25 0.528 12.5
6 Kenosha Comets 57 21 36 0.368 21.0
7 Kalamazoo Lassies 57 19 38 0.333 23.0
8 Battle Creek Belles 56 11 45 0.196 31.0

[edit] Second Half

Rank Team G W L WPCT GB
1 South Bend Blue Sox 52 38 14 0.731 -.-
2 Rockford Peaches 49 34 15 0.694 2.0
3 Fort Wayne Daisies 52 34 18 0.654 4.0
4 Grand Rapids Chicks 53 31 22 0.585 7.5
5 Peoria Redwings 52 21 31 0.404 17.0
6 Battle Creek Belles 54 19 35 0.352 20.0
7 Kenosha Comets 50 15 35 0.300 22.5
8 Kalamazoo Lassies 52 15 37 0.288 23.0

[edit] Overall

Rank Team G W L WPCT GB Manager
1 South Bend Blue Sox 112 76 36 0.679 -.- Karl Winsch
2 Grand Rapids Chicks 106 71 35 0.670 1.0 [[]]
3 Fort Wayne Daisies 103 68 35 0.660 2.0 [[]]
4 Rockford Peaches 106 65 41 0.613 7.0 Bill Allington
5 Peoria Redwings 105 49 56 0.467 22.5 [[]]
6 Kenosha Comets 107 36 71 0.336 36.0 [[]]
7 Kalamazoo Lassies 109 34 75 0.312 38.5 [[]]
8 Battle Creek Belles 110 30 80 0.273 43.0 Joe Cooper

[edit] Leaders

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Batting Average Betty Foss Fort Wayne Daisies .368
Home Runs Eleanor Callow Rockford Peaches 4
Alice Pollitt Racine Belles
Betty Foss Fort Wayne Daisies
Runs Batted In Lavonne Paire Grand Rapids Chicks 84
Stolen Bases Charlene Pryer South Bend Blue Sox 129
Wins Rose Gacioch Rockford Peaches 20-7
Earned Run Average Dorothy Naum Kenosha Comets 1.14
Strikeouts Jean Eastman South Bend Blue Sox 135

[edit] All-Star Game

The league's ninth All-Star Game was played on at . by a score of .

[edit] Postseason

The playoffs featured the winners and runner-ups from each half of the league's season. The teams competed in a best-of-three first round, with the winner of each half played the second place team from the other half. The winners then advanced to the best-of-five Shaughnessy Series.

  First Round Shaughnessy Series
                 
1 (1 h.)  Grand Rapids Chicks 0  
2 (2 h.)  Rockford Peaches 2  
    1 (1 h.)  Grand Rapids Chicks 2
  1 (2 h.)  South Bend Blue Sox 3
1 (2 h.)  South Bend Blue Sox 2
2 (1 h.)  Fort Wayne Daisies 1  

[edit] Award Winners

The winner of the league's Player of the Year Award, was Jean Eastman, a pitcher/outfielder with the South Bend Blue Sox. The award was voted upon by the league's managers.

[edit] All-Star Team

The following players were named to the league's all-star team, as voted upon by the league's managers.

Position Player Team
P Jean Eastman South Bend Blue Sox
Rose Gacioch Rockford Peaches
Maxine Randall Fort Wayne Daisies
C Ruth Richard Rockford Peaches
1B Dorothy Kamenshek Rockford Peaches
2B Charlene Mayer South Bend Blue Sox
3B Fern Shollenberger Kenosha Comets
SS Alice Pollitt Rockford Peaches
OF Eleanor Callow Rockford Peaches
Doris Sams Kalamazoo Lassies
Connie Wisniewski Grand Rapids Chicks

[edit] Notable Events

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